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What is American Studies?

The Program in American Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the society and cultures of the United States. American Studies majors critically examine the changing narratives and practices of American life in a curriculum that emphasizes both historical breadth and theoretical depth. Majors work closely with American Studies faculty, choosing the right combination of courses that will prepare them to write a uniquely interdisciplinary senior thesis.

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Upcoming Events

Messages Across Time and Space: Inupiat Drawings from the 1890s at Columbia University

Exhibition organized by Barnard students and Prof. Elizabeth Hutchinson

9/22-11/20, CSER

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New Directions in American Studies 

Series of lectures in American Studies 

"The Insurgency of Language: American English, Colonial Education and Tagalog Slang in the Philippines"

Vicente Rafael

Oct. 21st – 6:00PM – South Tower

 

"Broken Windows at Blues: A Queer History of Gentrification and Policing"

Christina Hanhardt

Dec. 3rd – 6:30PM – Sulzberger Parlor

Co-sponsored by Urban Studies, Barnard College

 

"Nursing & Empire: Recasting American Studies"

Sujani Reddy

Feb. 24th - 6:30PM – Sulzberger Parlor

Co-sponsored by WGSS, Barnard College

 

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Jodi Byrd (tentatively)

March 30th – 405 Krueger Lecture Hall

Co-sponsored by CSER, Columbia University